Behavioral ecologist interested in social behavior, group living, and the evolution of parental care in lizards. I also study sex-determining mechanisms, antipredator tactics, and climate change and its effects on lizard populations. I collect most of my data in the field, but my research projects generally have laboratory components to conduct trials in controlled environments. I have conducted herpetology studies in Mexico, the US, and Chile.
I am also interested in the curation and management of Natural History Collections. In my research, I frequently use wet-preserved specimens and their associated data to study the natural history and ecology of reptiles.